Sunday, April 27, 2014

Threads of Life

Threads of Life, 2014, donna davis, mixed media sculpture. Photo courtesy of the artist.
One of my first works that begin to explore the fascinating world of mycorrhiza - the symbiotic relationship that exists between many fungi and flora species.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Art as a catalyst - Ipswich plants selected to have their seed 'saved' in the UK

Here is a great example of how art can provide outcomes beyond that of the traditional gallery space and assist in environmental change and conservation and I am extremely proud and excited to be a part of it......

I was hoping that seeds from some of the endangered plants I have been exploring during my "Plant Room" project could be included into the Queensland Seeds for Life: 1000 Species Project (Q-SFL), based at the Brisbane Botanic Gardens.  

Well I am happy to say that seeds from the endangered Swamp Tea-tree and the Plectranthus habrophyllus have been selected to be part of the Q-SFL seed collection priority for 2014.  I will accompany Jason Halford from the Q-SFL on the seed collecting missions to photographically document the process. .... 

To read the full story......go to the Beyond the Seed